I am looking for someone to be in the house to help with my husband, Jan, aged 80. I am around at home full time too but am elderly myself (though currently very fit and healthy) and need time to get out and see family and friends occasionally staying away for a few days. He is a type 1 diabetic so understanding of diabetes would be a help but not essential. He had a stroke 10 years ago, and now needs a lot of assistance with mobility and simple tasks like putting shoes and clothes on and off. His balance is not good so getting in and out of bed is tricky and getting in and out of chairs but he has a walker to assist. We live in the country in a lovely rural setting with large garden, on the edge of a village with a shop and a doctor so driving would be essential. Jan was a very active man with a passion for sailing, farming and current affairs so shared interests would be a bonus. We have a cat, a tortoise and 6 hens.
Help get my husband up and dressed and down stairs. Available at times during the day to help with walking and other necessary jobs.
Help get him ready for bed and into bed.
none but diabetic